You must admit, hunger is the ultimate diet killer. The main reason why people cheat on their diets and eventually quit is because they cannot stand feeling hungry. Hunger is the one weakness we all suffer from, so here’s 5 best ways to curb hunger when you are on a weight loss diet. These methods would help keep you filling full and hunger free.
1) Eat Healthy Fulfilling Foods
Eat lots of filling, low calorie vegetables during your main meals, like cauliflower, broccoli, salad, pretty much most vegetables. These will keep you full and help suppress appetite till your next meal.
2) Eat More Whole Grains
Besides being a good appetite suppressant, whole grain foods reduce health risks such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, heart disease and type 2 diabetes (to name a few). So do your research. Find alternative whole grain variations of the foods you regularly buy.
3) Get Enough Protein
Studies have shown that protein keeps you full longer, even more than carbs. So, work on serving protein 2 – 3 times a day to really keep you satisfied between meals.
4) Do Not Skip Breakfast
This is so important for a healthy diet. Skipping breakfast will leave you starving, a little cranky and open to every kind of temptation by mid-morning.
To avoid snack attacks, eat a breakfast packed with complex carbs and maybe low fat protein, and I promise you, you’ll be happier, healthier and hunger wont even enter your mind 🙂
5) Plan Ahead and Be Prepared
Every morning or the evening before, get in the habit of writing a meal plan for the day ahead. This way your always one step ahead of the game. Plan to eat nutritious, low calorie snacks between each meal if your still a little peckish.
Also, its always a good idea to carry light snacks around with you. This way, your much less likely to stray off your diet when hunger creeps up on you.
So, I guess the bottom line is, dieting or healthy eating doesn’t have to mean being hungry. By being an intelligent eater, choosing the right foods and planning each meal and snack in advance, there’s no reason why you can’t achieve a healthy weight and stay that way.
Are you eating the right amount of calories to lose weight? Go here to learn the 4 simple methods for estimating the amount of calories you need to eat for weight loss.
Watch this video for additional ways to curb appetite and hunger